Instructions to the Yellow Emperor

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Xi Wangmu’s Instructions to The Yellow Emperor: Drinking and gobbling up food, your body will never be light. Fretting and worrying, your Spirit will never be pure. Craving sounds and sights, your Heart will never be calm. Without calm in your Heart, your Spirit will never be numinous. Not numinous in Spirit, the Tao cannot […]

Fall Foods to Cultivate Health

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With chill entering in the air, it is of particular importance to recognize our need for nourishing foods. Along with the cold, autumn brings dryness. It is a time of contraction; our bodies tightening and contracting to maintain warmth. Rather than salads, raw juices, and foods that are chilled which appeal in summer and late […]

Cholesterol From a TCM Perspective

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Did you know that yang-energy fight or flight hormones associated with stress rhythms can cause an elevation in cholesterol? Traditional Chinese yin-yang theory is adaptable to classify all universal phenomena, including the modern dietary-lifestyle staples now playing into many health conditions. Coffee, sugar, and alcohol, among the more ubiquitous ones, have an overwhelming and weakening […]

Over-Thinking

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Worry and anxiety are examples of excessive thinking recognized by traditional Chinese medicine as injurious to the harmony of the Spleen. The Spleen, in tandem with the Stomach, constitute the digestive process. The Spleen also secures residence to the intellect, or Yi. Pensiveness, brooding, compulsive thought, study and the like, disrupt the Spleen functions of […]

 
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